Author: Andrew Fenech, research analyst at Calamatta Cuschieri

Global shares traded lower last week as the optimism surrounding earnings season was tempered by fears of a rapid delta variant spread – a threat which seems to have been regenerated. As this highly transmissible variant struck countries that had previously managed to control the virus, shares fell sharply across the continent, on concerns that the predicted economic rebound following the pandemic shock, may have peaked, and thus global economic growth might succumb to the increase in cases.   Asia has been the main battleground for the latest surge of COVID-19 cases, with many countries in the region struggling to…

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Once again at this time of the year earning seasons is on investors’ radar. For those that are not well accustomed, earnings season is when a large number of publicly traded companies start reporting their quarterly earnings.  Usually, each earnings season begins one or two weeks after the last month of each quarter, being March, June, September and December The information and data shared during earnings seasons can offer specific details about a company, in addition to trends in various industries, and more broadly on the pace of economic sanity. The data released is ultimately compared with estimates to determine…

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